Te fact is simple: North Carolina-based plumbing wholesaler Murray Supply Co. made a strong surge in Supply House Times’ Premier 125 survey from 2011 to 2012. The explanations of this rise aren’t so simple.
After 75 years in the plumbing wholesale industry, St. Louis-based Atlas Supply could’ve just patted itself on the back. Instead, the third-generation company opened its first showroom, Immerse, and has made big strides in the St. Louis market. Partner Leigh Suffian recently talked to Supply House Times about Atlas’ history and its future with Immerse.
While attendance was certainly the talk of the 2012 AHR Expo held in
late January at McCormick Place in Chicago, an equally great buzz was generated
by the many new air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration products and
technologies on display.
As the new president and CEO of American Standard, Gould has been entrusted to lead the company into a growth period. Gould believes his successful tenures with companies such as Coca-Cola, Newell Rubbermaid and The Campbell Soup Co. have groomed him for this new challenge.
What's changed over the last two decades, and where are we headed?
March 1, 2012
I began writing about hydronic systems for Supply House Times’ parent
company BNP Media about 16 years ago. Back then, each column was created on a
boxy little Macintosh computer with a 9-in. screen, printed on a dot matrix
printer and saved on a 3.5-in. floppy disk. Every month, a printed copy of the
column along with the floppy disk were mailed to the editors.
In this issue of Supply House Times, check out our 2015 Premier 150 Rankings. The annual survey, conducted by Supply House Times and BNP Media Market Research, ranks the top PHCP wholesalers by their reported sales for the past year.